Knicks forwards Steve Novak and James White will take part in NBA All-Star Game competitions on February 16 in Houston, the NBA announced on Thursday night.
“It’s a bad fit,” said Kerr. “You can look at the stats when they’re on the court, or just look with your own eyes to know they’re not an ideal fit.”
The Nets came into MSG and pulled out a clutch victory over the Knicks on Martin Luther King Day.
Knicks guard Iman Shumpert is expected to make his season debut for New York on Thursday, and he might even start for the Atlantic Division leaders.
“I think we have the team to do it,” goaltender Henrik Lundqvist said. “…We look at the guys in the room, (and) they’re great hockey players. But it’s about executing and (seeing) if we can do it.”
The Penguins — at 8-1 — have the best odds of taking home the hardware. The Rangers were given the second-best odds at 17-2. The Canucks, Kings and Flyers rounded out the top five.
In the end, the Nets are going to have to live with Stan Van Gundy, Jeff Van Gundy or Nate McMillan as the head coach. All of those candidates give the Nets more than nice-guy Avery. None of them would give them as much as Jackson.
Brooklyn Nets’ head coach Avery Johnson is under pressure as the Nets have continued their losing skid.
Before the season started, the six-time All-Star said that Brooklyn would overtake the Knicks and rule the city. It hasn’t turned out that way 24 games into the season, but the 11-year veteran isn’t shying away from his initial statement.
The game hasn’t passed Jerry Stackhouse by just yet. The Nets’ swingman played key roles off the bench in consecutive statement victories.
Even after the brawl, there was little that the Celtics could do about it anyway, thanks to all the weapons remaining in the Nets’ arsenal. It wasn’t a fair fight.
Deron Williams is playing through pain and making the Nets click.
For nearly three hours, both teams competed for each New York basketball fan’s heart — if not always very well, then certainly with all their might. The lead changes, missed opportunities and curious strategy all had me on the cusp of detonation.
The symbolism of Monday night’s game will supersede anything that will be relevant to the ultimate composition of the 2012-13 regular-season standings.
The Rangers filled the void left by Brandon Prust by signing enforcers Aaron Asham and Michael Haley.